No good deed goes unpunished…


| letters@queenscourier.com

For years the Queens Library board of trustees has met dozens of times annually to oversee the operations of the library. They were appointed by mayors and borough presidents to see that the library provided the best service to residents of Queens. One of their chief responsibilities was selection of a director who implemented and […]

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Avella gets her vote


| letters@queenscourier.com

I’ve been a Queens resident for 35 years and ever since Tony Avella became my state senator, I have seen dramatic improvements in our parks and school systems. Tony has been able to allocate $1.5 million to schools for critically needed renovations and $705,000 to after-school programs. This allows every school in the district to […]

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Let the children stay


| letters@queenscourier.com

Although I generally support the strict enforcement of American immigration and naturalization laws, I believe that all children, as in the present situation of this massive influx of children from Central America, should be permitted to live in the United States and be processed for legal residence and citizenship status on humanitarian grounds as refugees.  […]

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Put an end to anchor babies


| letters@queenscourier.com

The current flood of kids overwhelming our southern border diverts media attention from another major crisis — maternity migration (also called birth tourism). Pregnant women and their partners come here to obtain automatic U.S. citizenship for kids born on our soil, granted under the 14th Amendment. This exodus is not just from poor areas like Mexico & Central America, but also from wealthy nations like […]

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Entire planet endangered by war


| letters@queenscourier.com

Right now there are no fewer than 41 separate conflicts raging across the world. These are all potentially deadly situations that are threatening to gradually expand beyond their origins.  All nations of the world need to somehow put aside their conflicting ideologies and begin to work together to bring these individual conflicts to an end, […]

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Christians in Middle East in danger


| letters@queenscourier.com

Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere are suffering a tremendous amount of prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance for practicing their faith. This includes the burning of Coptic Churches in Egypt, the imprisonment of a pastor in Iran and the exodus of Palestinian Christians. Now in Iraq Christians are asked to convert or pay a heavy […]

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Who pays for the Tappan Zee? You do


| letters@queenscourier.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminds of the cartoon charter Wimpy who famously said, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” concerning how he will pick up the tab for construction of a long overdue replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge.  Neither Cuomo nor the New York State Thruway Authority has made public how they […]

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BOE sacrifices voters’ rights for political correctness


| letters@queenscourier.com

NYC’s Board of Elections cited a low voter turnout for the June primary and a declining participation rate over the last few years. There’s a good reason why. The BOE closed a number of polling sites because they were deemed inaccessible to handicapped voters under the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Sending absentee ballots to disabled […]

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No response to letter


| letters@queenscourier.com

On February 28, 2014, the Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. sent Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña a letter requesting to meet with her regarding PS 130, located at 200-01 42 Avenue, Bayside, Queens.  To date, we have received no response from her or anyone on her staff.  The letter was sent certified, return receipt requested, so we […]

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